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TROUBLE? North Korea Arrests US Professor

The tension is building. North Korea’s state media on yesterday confirmed the arrest of a US citizen who was lecturing in Pyongyang — the third American held in the country amid growing tensions with the Donald Trump leadership in Washington DC.

The man, Kim Sang-Duk [or Tony Kim], was arrested at the capital’s airport on April 22, 2017, for allegedly “committing criminal acts of hostility aimed to overturn the DPRK”, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, using the country’s official name.

There are fears that Trump may soon conclude for a total showdown with North Korea.